With the SO API still in private beta, I wanted to give meta users a chance to have a say.

I created an app that lets you browse parts of SO with the eventual intention of the app being a replacement for accessing the site through a web browser. Here is a screenshot:


I need a name for the application, so post your ideas as answers below.

Update: here is a Windows executable you can try


Update: I decided to go with SOwhat. Thanks to everyone that entered and especially gnovices-exchange.

  • Where can I report errors/bugs? Seriously, I downloaded it, ran it, but it errored on startup with "An error occurred retrieving the user list" and when I clicked it away and searched on user with ID 1 it crashed with the error signature AppName: gui demo.exe AppVer: ModName: unknown ModVer: Offset: 0000012e.
    – user138231
    Commented May 4, 2010 at 0:33
  • @Balus: Thanks. Unfortunately, some changes to the API have caused the App to break. I am currently rewriting the app and the new version should have no problems and run faster. Commented May 4, 2010 at 2:18
  • @Balus: I fixed the bug. Commented May 5, 2010 at 18:40

8 Answers 8

  • SOwhat

  • SOcialite

  • ReapWhatYeSO

  • 5
    SoWhat is my favorite so far. Commented Apr 26, 2010 at 21:49
  • I ended up picking SOwhat. Thanks! Commented May 4, 2010 at 0:16
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    This means that you can use the great Miles Davis track of the same name as your theme music, should you ever need one Commented May 4, 2010 at 4:05


  • Like it cos it's not site specific Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 5:26
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    Oh right because Stack is also used in Super User and Server Fault :-P
    – Ivo Flipse
    Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 6:20

Focusing on the "alternative means of access" aspect:

  • SideOverflow?

  • SideEntrance?

  • Postern?

  • Why SideOverflow? Just curious... Commented Apr 26, 2010 at 20:25
  • @George a mix between "side entrance" and "stack overflow".
    – Pekka
    Commented Apr 26, 2010 at 20:38
  • SO&SO (or SOandSO)
  • SOCommando
  • SOLoco


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    The last two sound like investment / day trading programs :)
    – user50049
    Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 8:01
  • @Tim, yeah, so does StackExchange, that's what got me thinking in that direction.
    – Benjol
    Commented Apr 28, 2010 at 10:57

iSOFU -- for Apple users

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    it's a windows app
    – juan
    Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 0:52
  • BUT it was created with wxWidgets so a Mac version is easily possible. Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 1:21

Since twitter has 'tweetdeck' , its conceivable that SE sites can have 'SEDeck'. I believe the API will eventually work on all SE sites?

Edited to reflect suggestions in comments. Its neat, because you could pronounce it 'sed - ek' or "see - deck'.

  • There are questions about boat programming. Sounds better than 'poopdeck'. Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 5:15
  • How about SEdeck? (slight change in spelling) Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 5:20

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